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I have a client that has a membership card that gives discounts in restaurants, and wants to take payment through the phone. However apples ToS seem to explicitly forbid gym memberships, so I'm curious if that means all memberships are disallowed or if there are cases where this is done.

Otherwise we'll probably use PayPal.

In app purchase guidelines: https://developer.apple.com/in-app-purchase/In-App-Purchase-Guidelines.pdf page 7 explicitly disallow gym memberships.

  • Would an app using Passbook do what is needed? – user151019 Sep 28 '13 at 13:48
  • Can you link to the terms you feel are preventing this or is it a document you can only reach after signing an NDA? – bmike Sep 28 '13 at 14:06
  • @Mark No, the actual application itself is more involved than just being a membership card. – Kit Sunde Sep 28 '13 at 21:56
  • @bmike I've included it. – Kit Sunde Sep 28 '13 at 21:57
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You can't use In-App Purchases for that. From earlier in the In-App Purchase Guidelines:

You must deliver your digital good or service within your app. Do not use In-App Purchase to sell real-world goods and services.

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